Saturday, September 19, 2009

Park(ing) Day

Yesterday was Park(ing) day! The lovely day where people can transform parking spaces all over the city into whatever they want.
There were tents,
Yoga classes,
Silly dance parties,
and giant ball pits!
Strangers on the street were invited to jump in and swim around.
It was a nice day in NYC so I just had to take a dip. It was my first swim of the summer!

42 comments:

Melissa~ said...

Gorgeous idea!
ball pits are my favourite way to swim. Colorfull, crazy and I don't have to wait one hour after eat to swim.

Hugs!!!

Ali said...

Wow, seriously?! I've never heard of this (and I'm from NY!), but it's absolutely brilliant.

And I bet you don't have to pay! Har har.

Chelsea said...

I cannot think of a better environment for you than giant, multicolored ball pits.

Chelsea said...

oh wait, a giant multicolored ball pit in the middle of a field of giant, multicolored flowers

colormekatie said...

haha! I would love to build one in my house and just sleep in it.

Monica said...

Yayyyy! I LOVE the ball pits!! They don't let me in at our indoor themepark, so this would have been a lot of fun!

Hayley said...

i've never heard of this before, but it sounds amazing! i havent swam in a ball pit since my mcdonald's days... hahaha.

peewee said...

WHere was this? I've lived in NY for 8 yrs and never even heard of it! What an awesome idea...Im surprised it wasn't yours!

Jamie said...

I just found your blog via www.jodified.com 's mention of you today and am totally IN LOVE! Your blog is sooooo inspiring and beautiful!

clairedulalune said...

How fantastic! I wish i could have been there!

MW said...

What a great idea. I think every city should do something like this. Nothing like bringing the kid out to play...love the ball pit. Looks like fun.

margot said...

that's so cool! i never heard of this!!! i live in nyc, i think we should be friends. lol!

Nicolasa said...

Great pictures! I love the action shot with the balls!

Melissa said...

OH man, ball pits were always my favorite at Chuck E. Cheese growing up. This looks like so much fun!

Someone's Mom said...

Well this is just too much fun! I'm traveling, exhausted and sitting in a hotel room. When I saw you had something new up...I thought, "I could use a little Katie right now". I would say that you are doing something right!

Sue

It's Always Sunny in Portland said...

we celebrated in portland too. next year i want to make my own park-ing spot! http://portlandsunshine.blogspot.com/2009/09/national-parking-day.html

I Wear Masks said...

The last photo of you in the ball pit is crazy, it makes you look no bigger than the car Tyre next to it! x

thea said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!

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Katie cat said...

What the heck? I wish I knew about this!

Ginny said...

I've always wanted to live in NYC & your blog reaffirms my desire. Keep up the awesome & creative work. I'd love to schedule a trip to NYC & schedule a family photo session with you too... we'll work on that!

Thank you for the little (and big) rays of sunshine!

colormekatie said...

You're so sweet Ginny! If you ever come to NY I would love to do a shoot with your family!

Gianina said...

Hey Katie, I found your blog yesterday through one of my friends that follows your blog. I just wanted to tell you what an inspiration you are! You seem like the most beautiful person to me, spontaneous, upbeat, and living your life for all it's worth! I don't think anyone can walk away from you (or your blog for that matter) being the same person they were before. You are beautiful!

Gianina

lahmode said...

I love these pictures -they are so full of color and sunshine! :)

colormekatie said...

awww thank you so much Gianina!!!

Gel said...

Oh wow! My boyfriend's in New York right now but too bad he isn't aware of this event! Hehe it's such an awesome idea! We don't have stuff like that happening here in our country. Boo :(

randi b said...

ohmigod ball pits. i want to live in one forever and ever. minus all the dirtiness

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3StinkyBoysAndMe said...

I didn't know they let you transform parking spaces to whatever you wanted every now and then. That's so cool!

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

What a fantastic idea...looks like it was a lot of fun.

katieleigh said...

I wish I lived somewhere which would let us be free spirits like that, gorgeous pictures :) I hope you got into the ball pit!

the southern hostess said...

Such a cool idea. I love it.

Valencia Lia said...

Such a cool idea and event ! And jumping into a huge ball pit is so so much fun :)

Jodi at Joy Discovered said...

I just love your blog, Katie. It is always a place where I know I will find JOY. Thank you for another installment in FUN!!

J.Dimps said...

omg that ball pit looks like so much fun! takes me back to my childhood.

Emily said...

Oh my what a cool idea!! It looks like so much fun.

Meera said...

Thats just awesome! i really like the silly dance class! its something i would do at home and not on the street ;)

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

Amazing! Thanks for sharing the images, they're beautiful :).

boots said...

this is the coolest thing i have ever heard of, i cant wait to go next year. :)

clairette said...

I miss New York so much... Thanks again for your pictures.

Nelli lives in Stockholm said...

I LOVE that yellow tent!
It´s exactly what I´ve been looking for, without knowing...anyone here who can tell what this type of tent is called and where I might look for one...?

Thank´s for lovely pics!

gardenmama said...

completely fabulous!!

jackie said...

Your pictures are gorgeous!

Rachel said...

This makes me want to visit New York city even more!